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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Me and Rory Macbeath
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''Rory Macbeath materialised at the top of our street early one summer morning. Looking back now, all these years later, the weeks that followed still seem like the longest summer of my life.'


'Adelaide, 1977. It is the year Elvis died but for twelve-year-old Jake Taylor that doesn't really mean much. His world revolves around school; Rose Avenue, the street where he and his mum, Harry, live; and the courthouse where Harry is a barrister. His best friend, Robbie Duncan, lives only a few houses away and for them the Christmas holidays are for cricket, tennis and swimming at the pool or the beach. But then Rory Macbeath moves into the red brick house at the end of the avenue and everything starts to change.


'Rory and his family have emigrated to Australia from Glasgow and he and Robbie hit it off instantly. Jake has his doubts. But after long days and nights of swimming, fishing and daring each other into trouble, Jake comes to know Rory has talents and courage beyond anyone he has ever known.


'Like Harry, Rory Macbeath stands up to bullies. Harry does it in the courtroom. Rory does it closer to home. After a fishing trip with Robbie's dad, Mr Duncan brings Rory and the boys back to his house for dinner. But Rory disappears and everyone on Rose Avenue is about to discover why.


'For Jake and Rory nothing will ever be the same.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 384p.
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      • Publication Date: May 2013
      ISBN: 9780733630309

Works about this Work

Courtroom Scenes Punctuate 70s Tale Mark Thomas , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 December 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
[Review] Me and Rory Macbeath Michael McGuire , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 July 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Triptych John Bryson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 354 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Dark End of the Street Michael McGuire , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 June 2013; (p. 54)
Court Drama Knocks the 1970s Suburban Idyll for Six Daniel Herborn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 June 2013; (p. 13) The Sunday Age , 23 March 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Richard Beasley : Me and Rory MacBeath Linda Funnell , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2013;

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Ian Barry , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Coming of Age Behind Closed Doors Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Court Drama Knocks the 1970s Suburban Idyll for Six Daniel Herborn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 June 2013; (p. 13) The Sunday Age , 23 March 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Triptych John Bryson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 354 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of Me and Rory Macbeath Richard Beasley , 2013 single work novel
Dark End of the Street Michael McGuire , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 June 2013; (p. 54)
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